Photographed (l-r): Chef Gerard McGale, Culinary Arts Instructor at Baldwin High School, José Mallabo, Senior Vice President of Admissions at Helms College, Jason Flanders, Principal at Baldwin High School, Natalie Stowe CTAE Director at Baldwin High School, Kelly McWilliams, Recruiter and Content Marketing Manager at Helms College.
AUGUSTA AND MACON, Ga., July 20, 2022 —
Helms College today announced the signing of an articulation agreement that would allow high-performing graduates of Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Ga. guaranteed admissions into the college effective immediately.
Under this agreement, students who have earned a diploma from Baldwin High School within the last 12 months and have met minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements, admittance into all culinary arts, medical services, and industrial trade programs taught by Helms College on both of its campuses.
“Baldwin High School has had a strong focus on creating career pathways for its students for some time, and we are very proud to partner with such a strong and well-respected institution,” said José Mallabo, senior vice president of marketing and admissions at Helms College. “We look forward to seeing the impact Baldwin alums will make on the Helms community this fall and for years to come.”
Baldwin High School graduates would have to meet slightly higher GPA requirements for admission into the Helms College associate of applied science degree program for Culinary Operations in Resorts and Clubs but would have access to up to $10,000 per year in scholarships and priority status for housing at the Augusta campus.
Baldwin High School is an accredited high school within the Baldwin County School District with a student population of approximately 1,200. It offers a wide array of programs, including fine arts and the Baldwin College and Career Academy.
"Baldwin High School is excited to enhance our College and Career Academy experience for our students by partnering with Helms College to provide relevance to our classroom and lab activities. We are especially excited about establishing a pipeline from our Culinary Arts program to the post-secondary experiences and training Helms offers," said Jason Flanders, Baldwin High School principal.
Helms College will also provide pre-enrollment and academic advising to Baldwin High School graduates, which will include credit completion for all programs, information related to financial aid, and student support.
The agreement between Baldwin High and Helms College is similar to the agreement established by Helms College with Putnam County High School in Eatonton, Ga. in early 2022.
About Helms College
Helms College is a private, not-for-profit postsecondary career school accredited by ACCET. Helms College provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College creates opportunities for students to discover their strengths and build upon their knowledge, skills, and attitudes through extensive integrative and experiential learning. Helms College is operated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia.
About Baldwin High School
Baldwin High School is an accredited, public high school that has an outstanding faculty that is dedicated to the success of all students. Baldwin High School offers many programs including Fine Arts, the Baldwin College and Career Academy, Early College, and a full complement of extracurricular options to enhance the educational experience and create well-rounded students.
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